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Little Things Matter. They Really Do!

Gözde Efe is a San Francisco based multi-talented Turkish young woman; artist, singer, photographer and filmmaker. She also makes tiny books. “I fell in love with bookbinding while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. Although it came into my art practice late, it was around the same time of my discovery of the world of little things. I have always wanted to write and publish books, but I never felt right with traditional publishings. When I made my first handmade book, It’s Between Me and San Francisco, each page had only a few words, and some of them just a dot. I wanted people to embrace each and every word. I wanted them to be slow. Little things are the core of this world. It is all in the momentarily gestures, words, kindness, silence. One by one, and one step at a time. They are what makes this world lovable. “Tiny books, big thoughts.” made by you, me, trees, ocean, and the sky with love.” Please visit www.tinypublishings.com and join her email list. Gözde will …

St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner again, which means we’ll all be buying cards, chocolates and flowers for our significant others or ridiculing the holiday for its commercial vapidness. Here’s one version of how Valentine’s day can be celebrated from SF based filmmaker Serena Schuler. Enjoy!

San Francisco Half Marathon 2016

Congratulations to all the participants of 16th annual Golden Gate Half. It was absolutely worth getting up at 5 am to secure a great spot for photography by the Vista Point by the Golden Gate Bridge. Formerly known as the US Half Marathon, the Golden Gate Half takes uses the same course since its first running in 2002 — a run that starts and finishes in San Francisco next to Aquatic Park and then unfolds across the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, to the Marin Headlands and back. It was great to see thousands of runners, some running in groups, some with their parents or younger children in strollers, some dressed in costumes, etc. I hope you enjoy the photos from the event and possible join the marathon in 2017.

Waves, Flowers and Flames

Living Digital Space and Future Parks exhibition by teamLab was probably the most exciting 2 hours I’ve spent with my kids this year. I can’t really explain the emotions that I was experiencing while at the space. Just how the art form was so new and foreign to me, my emotional response was also quite new and intriguing. Digital technology when united with art, I believe, multiplies the emotional impact on the viewer. It takes you to a completely new space where you might even feel a bit dizzy at first but gradually let you mind join the speed and movement of the artwork and embrace the unfamiliar yet hypnotizing effect. teamLab’s remarkable production consists of over 400 members and was started in 2001 by a group of engineers based in University of Tokyo. The team is focused on creating captivating experiences by using mostly nature motifs such as water, birds, flowers, trees, etc. The installations are activated either by touch or intersection of the shadows of viewers. As we continued to interact with the waves, flowers or butterflies emerged in …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

There are so many great things about winter, like the cold air that pierces through your whole body when you breathe, the frozen edges of the leaves on the ground cracking when you step on them, the smell of burning wood in the air, the naked trees, the color of the sky, the frozen mud of the path… My list can go on and on as winter is my favorite season. There’s a lot of things to do in the Bay Area and SF in winter, but if you’re tired of the busy streets and would prefer nature, hiking and outdoors photography, you can grab a camera and drive to a nice hiking trail. That’s exactly what I did last week, except it lasted for a whole week. I rented a cabin near Angels Camp, CA and spent a whole week with my family enjoying hiking in the woods and warming up by the wood burning fireplace afterwards. California never stops amazing me with it’s unique geographical diversity.  Angels Camp happens to be within short proximity to California Caverns, Big …

Pieces of the Whole

(Mosaic art by Nida Khalil ) Welcome to BayMozaic. We are Bay Area locals who hope, through our lens on the region, to reveal the value of connection, attention and of rest amid distractions, real and imagined. Here we showcase those who are improving our lives, whether through art, enterprise, or social action. We make things: music, stories, photos, films, poems, concepts and approaches. We live in the imaginary, but also live in the best place ever [the Bay Area], observing this world keenly, quietly… then getting LOUD to make something better, to draw attention to attention, or to shake off order… like a poem leaps from one verse to the other. This is our chronicle of the Bay and its people: longtime locals and those who’ve newly arrived from the globe’s corners. It’s our dialogue. It’s also yours, a place that sparks ideas, motivates us all to make or do, to consider how we come to know something. How we enthuse you :  we are building a multi-sensory room, a space where you enter …